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Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

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Jonkershoek Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
+27 21 866 1560
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have taken sooooo many people hiking there. For the short waterfall hikes or the longer panorama hikes, they are all beautiful and fun, not to difficult for Novice hikers, but still fun for more experienced hikers,

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TheunsT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popular for MTB and hikers. There is entrance fee of R50. If you are a Wikd Card member you can use it here. We did the hike to the 2nd waterfall. The drive from the reserve entrance to the trail starting point is on a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ecsonza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a walk to the waterfalls- being A hot day, it was quite onerous, although not long. A dip in the cool pool below the waterfall was the reward. The valley views are beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lesley O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Decent scenic drive through Jonkershoek. Roads aren’t that great if you’re in a small sedan. Not sure what the entry fees are going towards other than paying the officials collecting the entry fees.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Roam699126
Reviewed 18 December 2018

I often visit for an excellent time on the mountain bike routes with awesome single tracks - some among the pine plantations and I have many favourites, the Magic Carpet being one of them. There are also so many view points to stop and admire...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank antwest
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

You can hike, bike or walk. Whatever you do just do it. If you hike nice ponds along the way. If you bike make it mountain biking. Inexpensive day out.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Marc_and_Kim_Z
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

We start at Stellenbosch and we are back almost six hours later. At the entrance we pay 50 Rand per person. Then we drive a one way road about five and a half kilometres on a gravel road up to the bridge over the Eerste...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Claus S
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We found the nature reserve with no problem but it wasn't desperately clear where to park as there were a load of tractors and works vehicles at the entrance and no signs to say it was the start of the Reserve but we left the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank speedsister
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Friends took us out on Heritage Day to this heritage site. How befitting. This was our first visit, but definitely not our last. The only downside is that there are only toilets at the main gate. The best part - on Heritage Day, you do...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bennie v
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Hiked the Tweede waterfall trail up to the second waterfall and thoroughly enjoyed it. The hike is a mellow one with just a small steep section before the second waterfall. The footing is tricky on that section with some rocky bits that can get slippery....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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5 July 2018|
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Response from Henry R | Reviewed this property |
No facilities: it was very, very dry!
27 December 2017|
Response from Peter_guest | Reviewed this property |
I've been there a number of times but never encountered this - might be an issue around holidays I suppose. But people arrive and leave all the time anyway.